Calendar

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Randalstown RBL Ride Out
Jan 17 @ 11:00 – 17:00

Annual Ride out organised by Randalstown RBL.
RV at Randalstown Rugby Club, time to be confirmed, for a ride to Portrush RBL.
Event is organised to raise funds for the local branch and the poppy appeal.
Catering will be supplied at Portrush and a BBQ on return to Randalstown.

Feb
2
Fri
2018
Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival
Feb 2 – Feb 4 all-day
Mar
10
Sat
2018
RA Course, RBL Antrim
Mar 10 @ 10:30 – 16:30

Recruit Advisors Training
To be held at Antrim Royal British Legion
Lunch will be included
All members attending have been contacted, an application form and pre course booklet has been sent to applicants.

Mar
11
Sun
2018
Massereene Memorial Ride Out
Mar 11 all-day

Memorial Ride to remember Members of Royal Engineers Killed by Terrorists 7 Mar 2009

Mar
31
Sat
2018
Maidstone Tattoo Extravaganza – Fund Raising Stall
Mar 31 – Apr 2 all-day

Once again we have been offered a free stand at this three date event, contact Bridget if you can help man the stall.

Easter Party, Community Event, Bangor
Mar 31 @ 12:00 – 15:00

We have been invited to attend and exhibit at a community Easter party.
All I could see on the info available was burgers tea & coffee, there was other stuff, but never noted it ….

Apr
2
Mon
2018
Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show
Apr 2 all-day

We shall again be running a Helmet Park as this event to raise funds

For details contact Bridget

 

Apr
18
Wed
2018
Pub Quiz in Aid of The Poppy Appeal
Apr 18 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Again we have been invited back by the venue to run a Pub Quiz open to all in aid of the RBL Poppy Appeal.

Not too serious but can guarantee a few laughs

 

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Quarterly RBLR Meeting, Co. Down
Apr 28 @ 10:30 – 15:00

The April meeting will be held in the lovely countryside location of Killyleagh to help aid the local legion branch. Please arrive for the meeting between 10.30am for an 11.00am start. Brunch will be available throughout the meeting (Donation of £2.00 per head to Killyleagh) with the raffle occurring during the second half of the meeting. Proceeds from the raffle will also go to the local legion branch in Killyleagh. There will be a run out
(weather dependent) after our meeting at approximately 1.30pm. ( We will finish in Newcastle via the Spelga Dam – route to follow) Please don’t forget to bring a raffle prize.
Address: Killyleagh Presbyterian Church, Catherine Street, Killyleagh, BT30 9QQ.

May
13
Sun
2018
North West 200 Race Week (NI)
May 13 – May 19 all-day

NW200 Full details at – www.northwest200.org

This one of Northern Irelands greatest road racing events, we as RBL Riders receive a prominent display stand position for free from NW200 committee.
Again we have been asked to marshall the race start grid, a great spot to meet with the racers and see the preparation for the races.

Tues 15th May – Practice – 0900-1500
Thurs 17th May – Practice – 0900-1500
Thurs 17th May – Evening Racing – 1700-2100
Sat 19th May – Race Day – 0900-1900

Details to follow re RV Points and timings nearer the dates

May
20
Sun
2018
Romney Marsh Classic Motorcycle Show
May 20 all-day

We are again running a Helmet Park at this event

For details contact Bridget

May
28
Mon
2018
11th Annual Margate Meltdown
May 28 @ 08:00 – 17:00
Once again we shall be marshaling this event in return for a generous donation from Ace Cafe.
 
As always we will require a massive number of members to assist with this so please put in your diaries and confirm you will be coming.
 
Remember the more members we have the less each one has to work.
Jun
10
Sun
2018
Beyond the Battlefield Charity Ride
Jun 10 @ 10:00 – 22:00

A ride out to raise funds for the Beyond the Battlefield charity.

Meeting opposite the BTB Offices at Strangford business park, Jubilee Rd. N’Ards

(opp Charles Hurst) RV at 1000 sidestands up at 1100 for a run to Portaferry and back for Burgers / sweets / treats and drinks

Jun
15
Fri
2018
Veterans Day – Newtownards
Jun 15 @ 18:00 – 22:00

Veterans day parade and Drumhead salute including the Band of the Royal Marines
More info to follow

Jun
23
Sat
2018
NI Armed Forces Day Coleraine
Jun 23 all-day

Saturday 23rd June 2018 – 1100-2100

RBLR Riders are always well received at all Armed Forces Days Throughout the Region.
This year will be no different.

RV Timings for Riders to follow

Drum Head service in Church St Coleraine
Parade
Race event with dragon boats on the river Bann
Military stands
Entertainment & Hospitality
Beating retreat at the close of day

Jun
24
Sun
2018
Romney Marsh Classic Motorcycle Show
Jun 24 all-day

We are again running a Helmet Park at this event

For details contact Bridget

Jul
13
Fri
2018
Battles for Victory Show
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day

We have again been invited back to this marvelous event.

For details contact Bridget

 

Jul
15
Sun
2018
Ardingly Bike Show
Jul 15 all-day

The Riders Branch will again be running the very successful Helmet Park at this event. Please come and support the Branch

Aug
5
Sun
2018
Ulster Grand Prix 2018
Aug 5 @ 10:00 – Aug 11 @ 22:00

The UGP race week is 5-11 August 2018, with race days on Thursday evening and all day Saturday.
We have been offered a free spot to put up an RBLR gazebo, due to this free offer I have suggested we can help out in a non-technical way, something similar to NW200.
Full details can be found at www.ulstergrandprix.net

Poppy Appeal Ride Out. Ballymoney
Aug 5 @ 12:30 – 18:00

One of our Poppy appeal ride outs, £10 per bike, leaving RBL Ballymoney at 1300hrs, Hosted by RBLR and unwanted MCC in aid of the Poppy appeal.
Will include wreath laying ceremony. act of remembrance, followed by BBQ & Raffle.

Aug
18
Sat
2018
Regional meeting – Waterside, Londonderry – 18/8/18
Aug 18 @ 10:30 – 14:30

The next Regional meeting will be held at RBL Waterside and will be hosted by the Co Londonderry Rep, Thomas Hill.
This new system of moving the meetings around the Counties is to facilitate all members in the Region the opportunity to attend and have a say, give opinions and suggestions.
Meeting will consist of a Brunch, Meeting and a Raffle, don’t forget to bring your appetite, suggestions and something for the Raffle.
# Timings will be confirmed nearer the time #

Aug
24
Fri
2018
Lisburn Golf Club
Aug 24 @ 09:00 – 17:00

Operating a stand at the golf club during a club golf day.

Show the Bikes, display our wares, tell people what we do and why we do it.

Lisburn Golf Club Community Event
Aug 24 @ 09:30 – 17:30

We have been offered the opportunity to put up a display gazebo and bikes at this Community event.
No riding Bikes on the greens …….

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Air Show Portrush
Sep 1 @ 10:00 – Sep 2 @ 17:00

Public event Air Show with RBLR Stand

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Poppy Appeal Collection Day, Tesco, Castlereagh Rd.
Nov 3 @ 09:00 – 17:00

Poppy Appeal Collection Day, Tesco, Castlereagh Rd.
0900 ish – 1700 ish
Hopefully will get free breakfast same as last year

Nov
7
Wed
2018
Poppy Appeal Collection Day, Tesco, Newtownbreda
Nov 7 @ 09:00 – 17:00

Poppy Appeal Collection Day, Tesco, Newtownbreda Rd.
0900 ish – 1700 ish
will update if free breakfast available

Nov
11
Sun
2018
RBLR Remembrance Service
Nov 11 @ 10:15 – 13:00

We shall once again running this highly successful event at the Fort.

All welcome

Any inquiries to Alan Wallis, Southeastern Rep.

 

Feb
8
Fri
2019
N.Ireland Motorcycle Festival Feb 2019
Feb 8 @ 09:00 – Feb 10 @ 19:00

Northern Irelands Largest Motorbike event
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th February 2019
Ticket costs and daily timings will be added nearer the event date.
We will have a RBL Riders Branch Display stand at the event, volunteers will be required to assist

N. Ireland Motorbike Exhibition
Feb 8 @ 10:00 – Feb 10 @ 19:00

N. Ireland Motorbike show / exhibition
8th 9th & 10th February 2019
Friday 1400hrs – 2100hrs
Saturday & Sunday 1000hrs – 1700hrs
www.motorcyclefest.tv for further info
There will be a RBLR Stand/dislay present as usual
Volunteers required to assist on the stand

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Cookstown M/C Show
Apr 13 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Cookstown Motorcycle Show
In the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church
if the weather is inclement, we will be moved into one of the halls.
There will be a RBLR stand on display.
There will be the usual display of motorcycles, tools, parts and equipment

May
3
Fri
2019
London Regions monthly “Meet and Greet”
May 3 @ 19:00 – 23:00

London’s monthly meet and greet, as well as bike night at the Ace Cafe

May
5
Sun
2019
Quarterly RBLR Ireland Region Meeting
May 5 @ 12:00 – 14:00

The next meeting will be held at Greypoint Fort, Helens Bay, Bangor
Sunday 5th May 2019 1300hrs
Many will be getting there on Saturday 4th May for a Ride out, BBQ and Beverages then camping overnight, with a Brunch on Sunday.
This is your opportunity to voice any concerns or thoughts you may have.
If there is anything you wish to add to the agenda, call or message me and I will include it.
Your host for the event will be Co Down Rep, Dean Lawton

There will, as usual, be a Raffle, so bring something to contribute, this is our way of raising funds locally
Regards
Tony

Jun
1
Sat
2019
London Regions monthly “Meet and Greet”
Jun 1 @ 19:00 – 23:00

London’s monthly meet and greet, as well as bike night at the Ace Cafe

Jun
22
Sat
2019
N.Ireland Armed Forces Day, Lisburn
Jun 22 @ 09:00 – 17:00

N. Ireland Armed Forces Day will be held in Lisburn this year.
Details are minimal at this stage update will follow